The other side of Dravid's batsmanship
Rahul Dravid, the other debutant for India in Wednesday's Twenty international, presumably played 21 balls without really caring about batting, says Kartikeya in A Cricketing View blog. This Dravid may have the same passport as the guy who made 146 not out at The Oval, but it was not the same batsman.
I rarely watch T20 games. The last game I watched carefully was the 2010 IPL Final. I watched because Sachin Tendulkar played that game. Having watched that game and now Dravid's batting in this game carefully, I can identify with the macabre fascination people have with watching bad horror movies. It was like watching an idle man trying to throw crumpled paper into a dustbin while sitting on a park bench. If he threw enough balls of crumpled paper, a few of them would eventually get in.
Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo